Yeah, yeah, I know. Two whole days without a post. Learn to live with disappointment, people.

This is my "slow time" at work, which actually makes me laugh because if you looked at the sheer amount of hours that my brain cells have been monopolized by all things work related, you'd think that I was an accountant in one of the big three auto manufacturers. I'm looking forward to Christmas, if only to have a few days off from being the end person on every project that needs to be finished before the end of the year.

Last night I took a break and took The Dormouse to her school's Winter Concert. I didn't realize this until just recently, but the school has a band and an orchestra this year for the first time in many years. This is also the first year in some time that they've had an art teacher. I guess it's a good thing that I didn't know about that a year ago or I'd have been making a Big Huge Stink/Nuisance Of Myself about the school's lack of arts in the curriculum and the office staff would hate me. So... that's saved me some time.

The Dormouse attends music classes, but Band and orchestra is a fourth grade only thing in this school and choir is for fifth and sixth graders only, so she wasn't involved in the concert, but I wanted her to have the exposure so we all packed up and went to the school for the festivities. The band and orchestra each did traditional presentations, e.g., secular, non-threatening, out-of-tune, holiday selections which parents will reward with a standing ovation unmatched by the best National Symphony performance. It was all very traditional and expected.

The choir, however, was a different story altogether and hit us with a full-blown musical/Al Gore type edu-tainment venture. The title of the show was Santa Goes Green, (yes, I looked it up - you too can purchase this play for your school!) and it included such hits as:

  • Power To The People
  • It's Our World
  • Merry, Merry Christmas
  • Recycle The Fruitcake
  • The Greenhouse Effect
  • Turn Off The Pump (And Plug In The Sleigh)
  • We're Goin' Green

Sure it seems lame, and really, it was, but the music was actually somewhat catchy and the kids seemed to enjoy themselves. About halfway through, The Dormouse leaned over to me and said, "You know, momma, this would make a good movie."

Seal of approval.